What kind of fabric do you use for the back of a quilt?

What is the backing of a quilt called?

It’s easy to make quilt backing, and the backing layer can be created from either regular quilting cotton or wide panels of fabric made especially for the task. You might also hear quilt backing referred to as the quilt lining or simply the quilt back.

What do you use to back a Tshirt quilt?

What material can be used on the back of a T-shirt quilt?

  • 100% Cotton.
  • 50% Polyester/50% Cotton.
  • 100% Polyester.
  • Flannel.
  • Minky Fabric.
  • Blue Jean.

What color should a quilt backing be?

Before selecting a backing fabric, consider the quilting thread color. For example, if the quilt is quilted with white thread, a black backing would make it stand out.

What does quilt top mean?

Quilt sandwich: The three parts of a quilt layered together-the quilt top, batting, and backing. ( see more here) Quilt top: The front of a quilt prior to layering and quilting. It can be pieced, appliquéd, or a single piece of fabric.

How do you back a quilt without binding?


  1. Place quilt top on piece of batting.
  2. Place backing on top of quilt top right sides together.
  3. Pin layers together so they do not shift when sewing edges.
  4. Piece sewn around all edges.
  5. Leave opening to pull layers through.
  6. Clip corners to minimise bulk.
  7. Make 3 small clips in each corner.
  8. Opening left on one side of quilt.
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